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Dodgers: Corey Seager Placed on IL, Matt Beaty Activated

Chris Taylor is expected to fill in at shortstop while Seager is out.

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 11: Manager Dave Roberts and team trainer walk Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers off the field after he was injured rounding third base during the ninth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 11, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed star shortstop Corey Seager on the 10-day injured list with a strained hamstring. Infielder Matt Beaty has been activated off the injured list to take Seager’s spot on the roster.

Seager injured his hamstring on Tuesday, June 11, in the ninth inning against the Anaheim Angels and went for an MRI on Wednesday.

He is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks. Chris Taylor will fill in at shortstop while Seager recovers.

It is a big loss for the team as Seager was red hot at the place in recent weeks. In 270 plate appearances, he was hitting .278/.359/.468 with eight home runs, a 121 wRC+, and 2.2 wins above replacement.

The Dodgers will hope Taylor can find his swing soon as he is hitting .218/.283/.391 with five home runs and a 77 wRC+ in 193 plate appearances.

Beaty will likely serve as a bench player while getting an occasional start against right-handers. He was hitting .286/.286/.310 in 42 plate appearances before going to the IL with a hip flexor strain.

Written by Blake Williams

I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Journalism from Los Angeles Pierce College and now I'm working towards my Bachelor's at Cal State University, Northridge. I'm currently the managing editor for the Roundup News and a writer for Dodgers Nation. Around the age of 12, I fell in love with baseball and in high school, I realized my best path to working in baseball was as a writer, so that's the path I followed. I also like to bring an analytics viewpoint to my work and I'm always willing to help someone understand them since so many people have done the same for me. Thanks for reading!

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  1. Great now Dodger fans will see the SS position manned by two rejects, automatic-outs, rally-killers, strike-outs, i.e. Taylor and Hernandez. Something to look forward to, don’t even get me started with Pederson, the black-holes at the catcher-position and the bullpen. How again are the Dodgers winning at a .660+ clip?

    • Robin, all good points and that winning clip of 660 will drop dramatically most likely. My biggest concern is that Dodgers have ZERO, AND I MEAN ZERO in players on the roster to bat 5th and protect Bellinger in the lineup. What that means is he will not be getting too many hittable pitches now for the time being and he may continue his recent struggles at the dish as a result. We lack an impact bat (preferably a RHB ) to protect him in the lineup so look for Roberts in his ultimate wisdom to put Kike or Taylor batting 5th. Now if Freese can return to the field then he is a viable candidate to bat 5th behind Bellinger for now anyway. Besides a BP pitcher or 2, an impact RHB if Pollock cannot come back is in order or else it will be a quick end should Dodgers reach the PS.

      • Muncy is hot and he is hitting .301 with 5 HR vs lefties. Should be batting a lot higher than 6th where they have him tonight (behind Taylor).

    • What’s wrong with Joc?? I mean yea, .240 avg isn’t ideal but, is OBP is .350 and lets not forget about the 18 home runs he’s hit which places him in the top 5 in NL. All this while being a platoon player.

      • Nothing wrong with Joc other than at the moment he is struggling. But we have seen him do well in the lead off spot and Dodgers do like the fact that he can get the Dodgers going offensively with 1 swing. Yeah, he is a platoon player, but IIWII.

        • I’d actually like to see Joc moved down in the lineup a little bit to have more chances of hitting with runners on base. The way Verdugo hits, more of gap to gap and hit them where they’re not, I think that could be better for Joc and for the Dodgers.

  2. Great more Taylor and his .220 hitting. Drain the swamp of Taylor Barnes and Kike and bring up Smith and Beaty permanently

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